St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

Where was Joxer driving to in Christy Moores song? Could Kate Bush play soccer for the Republic of Ireland under the granny rule? And whats the full title of Peig Sayerss 1936 autobiography? If you know the answers to these and the rest of our 50 questions, …

‘Up the Ra’: David Cullinane never stood amid the gore of a bombing

‘Up the Ra’: David Cullinane never stood amid the gore of a bombing

The young are waiting. So are the rest of us, but it is the impatience for change of a new generation of voters that has convulsed Irish politics. It is they, more than any other group, who propelled Sinn Féin to the doorstep of government. A generation born…

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Up to 340,000 people could be out of work in the retail sector by the end of this week because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the head of a lobby group has said. David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, predicted that 200,0…

Dublin retailer concerned thieves may try to exploit coronavirus crisis

Dublin retailer concerned thieves may try to exploit coronavirus crisis

,One of the longest established retailers in Dublin city centre had a significant amount of stock stolen and the windows of its shop front smashed during a robbery on Sunday morning. Monaghans Cashmere on South Anne Street in Dublin 2, which opened in 1960, …

Coronavirus: Uefa decide to postpone Euro 2020 until 2021

Coronavirus: Uefa decide to postpone Euro 2020 until 2021

Uefa has decided to postpone the European Championship until 2021 due to the coronavirus, according to the Norwegian Football Federation. European football stakeholders convened on Tuesday to discuss the impact and fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Eur…

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

Where was Joxer driving to in Christy Moores song? Could Kate Bush play soccer for the Republic of Ireland under the granny rule? And whats the full title of Peig Sayerss 1936 autobiography? If you know the answers to these and the rest of our 50 questions, …

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Some 340,000 people could be out of work in the retail sector by the end of this week because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the head of a lobby group has said. David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, predicted that 200,0…

Coronavirus: Full time public order unit to deal with disruption

Coronavirus: Full time public order unit to deal with disruption

A permanently standing public order unit has been set up in the Dublin region to respond to any major disorder arising from the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement, An Garda Síochána said the force has had full time public order capability in the Dublin Met…

Coronavirus: Uefa confirm Euro 2020 postponed until 2021

Coronavirus: Uefa confirm Euro 2020 postponed until 2021

Euro 2020 has been postponed until the summer of 2021, Uefa has announced. A statement confirmed the postponement, with the dates of June 11th to July 11th, 2021 proposed. The official announcement from European footballs governing body also confirmed that …

Coronavirus: Patients seeking advice from GPs will not face charges

Coronavirus: Patients seeking advice from GPs will not face charges

Patients who ring GPs for advice on coronavirus will no longer be charged for their consultations under arrangements agreed with the Department of Health. Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) president Padraig McGarry said the measures would take the burden off …

Donohoe to meet bank chiefs as Covid-19 crisis deepens

Donohoe to meet bank chiefs as Covid-19 crisis deepens

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will hold a meeting Wednesday afternoon with bank chief executives on how the industry is responding to the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis and an expected surge in bad loans as many businesses go under and homeowners fal…

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

Where was Joxer driving to in Christy Moores song? Could Kate Bush play soccer for the Republic of Ireland under the granny rule? And whats the full title of Peig Sayerss 1936 autobiography? If you know the answers to these and the rest of our 50 questions, …

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Coronavirus: Retail group fears 200,000 jobs could be lost this week

Some 340,000 people could be out of work in the retail sector by the end of this week because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the head of a lobby group has said. David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, predicted that 200,0…

Six Irish people included on Forbes 30 under 30 list

Six Irish people included on Forbes 30 under 30 list

Six Irish people have been included in Forbes prestigious 30 under 30 list of Europes leading young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. The Forbes list, which is published annually, includes young people who are seen as transforming business, technology, …

Coronavirus: Patients seeking advice from GPs will not face charges

Coronavirus: Patients seeking advice from GPs will not face charges

Patients who ring GPs for advice on coronavirus will no longer be charged for their consultations under arrangements agreed with the Department of Health. Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) president Padraig McGarry said the measures would take the burden off …

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

The FAI has welcomed the decision taken by Uefa to postpone the European Championships by a year. The tournament will now run from June 11th until July 11th in 2021. Tickets for games, including those sold to the corporate and hospitality sectors, will be val…

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

St Patrick’s Day: 50 questions to test your Irishology knowledge

Where was Joxer driving to in Christy Moores song? Could Kate Bush play soccer for the Republic of Ireland under the granny rule? And whats the full title of Peig Sayerss 1936 autobiography? If you know the answers to these and the rest of our 50 questions, …

Coronavirus – the science: The search for ‘patient zero’

Coronavirus – the science: The search for ‘patient zero’

This is the first in a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin OSullivan on scientific initiative developments in relation to the coronavirus: There is an intense ongoing investigation to find out exactly when Covid-19…

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

The FAI has welcomed the decision taken by Uefa to postpone the European Championships by a year. The tournament will now run from June 11th until July 11th in 2021. Tickets for games, including those sold to the corporate and hospitality sectors, will be val…

Coronavirus: Trinity students criticise move to shut campus housing

Coronavirus: Trinity students criticise move to shut campus housing

Students living in Trinity College Dublin accommodation have described the universitys decision to shut student housing and force residents to vacate rooms within 24 hours notice as egregious. The decision was taken in order to prevent the spread of coronav…

Coronavirus: HSE emergency line ‘inundated’ with general queries

Coronavirus: HSE emergency line ‘inundated’ with general queries

The HSE may run out of testing equipment for coronavirus in the coming days following a huge increase in the number of people worried they have the disease, officials have said. We may run out of swabbing equipment for carrying out tests before a consignment…

Coronavirus: HSE seeks to hire all available healthcare workers

Coronavirus: HSE seeks to hire all available healthcare workers

The HSE has said it is planning to take on as many doctors, nurses and healthcare staff as it can as part of a massive recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The HSE said on Tuesday that it wanted to establish pools of doctors, nurses, therapi…

Coronavirus: 69 new cases confirmed in State as total rises to 292

Coronavirus: 69 new cases confirmed in State as total rises to 292

A further 69 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the State, bringing the total number to 292. The HSEs Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said on Tuesday that the latest Covid-19 cases involved 29 males and 40 females. Of these, 48 were in th…

Donohoe to meet bank chiefs as Covid-19 crisis deepens

Donohoe to meet bank chiefs as Covid-19 crisis deepens

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will hold a meeting Wednesday afternoon with bank chief executives on how the industry is responding to the fallout from the Covid-19 crisis and an expected surge in bad loans as many businesses go under and homeowners fal…

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

FAI welcomes decision by Uefa to push European Championships back to 2021

The FAI has welcomed the decision taken by Uefa to postpone the European Championships by a year. The tournament will now run from June 11th until July 11th in 2021. Tickets for games, including those sold to the corporate and hospitality sectors, will be val…

How coronavirus turned Big Brother into a house of horrors

How coronavirus turned Big Brother into a house of horrors

Forget your Zoflora-scented flat or the freshly bleached kitchen table that is now your office, or even the sealed-off hospital rooms accessible only by medical professionals in hazmat suits: the two safest places in the world to hide from the coronavirus are…

Coronavirus: HSE emergency line ‘inundated’ with general queries

Coronavirus: HSE emergency line ‘inundated’ with general queries

The HSE may run out of testing equipment for coronavirus for the coming days following a huge increase in the number of people worried they have the disease, officials have said. We may run out of swabbing equipment for carrying out tests before a consignmen…

Coronavirus: HSE seeks to hire all available healthcare workers

Coronavirus: HSE seeks to hire all available healthcare workers

The HSE has said it is planning to take on as many doctors, nurses and healthcare staff as it can as part of a massive recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The HSE said on Tuesday that it wanted to establish pools of doctors, nurses, therapi…

Trump stance on pharmaceutical production could hit Ireland

Trump stance on pharmaceutical production could hit Ireland

US president Donald Trump has said that ways to bring the production of pharmaceutical and medical devices back to America is being looked at- a move that could hit a key Irish industry. Speaking at a press conference in the White House just now, Mr Trump s…